You Can Make Your Home Less Vulnerable To Wildfire!- Topanga Library Presentation on Dec 4th 2017

Post date: Nov 20, 2017 8:19:22 PM

The Los Angeles County Fire Department estimates that embers cause the ignition of at least 50% homes that burn in wildfires. As the recent fires in Northern California have shown, embers, carried by strong winds, fly through the air and rain down on vulnerable homes. Once homes ignite they create intense heat and more embers that then ignite other nearby homes. This turns what would be a fast-moving wildfire into an inferno, putting neighborhoods at risk and making it dangerous for vital first-responders to enter the area. By taking action long before a wildfire threatens, homeowners can address vulnerabilities. In this hour-long presentation Beth Burnam and Ryan Ulyate, Co-Presidents of the North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council will show video clips featuring Stephen Quarles from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. Shot in Topanga, the video demonstrates simple steps to reduce the risk from embers.

In addition, members of the NTCFSC Home Ignition Zone Evaluation team will be present to answer questions and share what they have learned from looking at over 100 Topanga homes.

With an abundance of dry vegetation and wildfire season upon us, it’s all the more important for Topangans, and all residents in the Santa Monica Mountains to take proactive steps that will make their home, neighborhoods, and communities safer.

We hope to see you there!

Monday December 4th at 6:30 PM

Topanga Library | County Of Los Angeles Public Library

122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Topanga CA 90290